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From the era before Sanger sequencing was invented.


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answered Why are we carbon-based?
Jun
24
revised Can human change its morphology or anatomy due to ecological changes?
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Jun
24
comment Can human change its morphology or anatomy due to ecological changes?
related question: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/8401/… Incidentally, Darwin was not awarded a knighthood.
Jun
24
answered Simple experimental design of a chemostat without pumps
Jun
23
revised How can Taenia solium (tapeworm) lay 35,000 eggs per proglottid?
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Jun
23
answered what is the margarine metabolism in our body?
Jun
23
revised How can Taenia solium (tapeworm) lay 35,000 eggs per proglottid?
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Jun
23
answered How can Taenia solium (tapeworm) lay 35,000 eggs per proglottid?
Jun
21
comment How to find a PDB structure of a protease with a peptide like inhibitor
I'm not a Google search expert but "pdb structure protease peptide inhibitor -non-peptide" seems to provide some useful hits
Jun
20
comment Ribosomal Turing Machines, DNA/RNA computation
Where would the 'table' of the machine be? In other words how would the 'bad string' be recognised?
Jun
20
revised Are small CO2 concentrations devastating to certain cognitive tasks?
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Jun
18
revised what is the difference between “cistron” and “gene”
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Jun
18
answered what is the difference between “cistron” and “gene”
Jun
15
comment Mode of inheritance - DYT1 Dystonia
Presumably homozygotes are not viable.
Jun
15
comment What species of butterfly is this?
It's related to the largest sprcies of moth - the Atlas moth.
Jun
14
answered What species of butterfly is this?
Jun
14
comment Does the most common definition of “allele” include a change in phenotype?
I agree with the answer given by @Bez. The problem arises because the term "allele" was coined in an era when the only way to observe (or infer) the existence of different forms of a gene was through the associated change in phenotype (i.e. genes were not observable directly). Now that we can document single base changes via sequencing, the link to observable phenotype has been completely severed, but the idea of alleles as alternative forms of a single gene is still useful.
Jun
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revised Does the most common definition of “allele” include a change in phenotype?
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Jun
13
comment What percentage of chimeric takes up in a cDNA library?
ok, just thought that it was worth checking for a trivial explanation first!
Jun
13
comment How specific is the adaptive immune response?
You are correct, specificity is in the antibody etc, but the killing/clearing mechanisms are the same in all cases.